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Scramble for natural resources in East and Horn of Africa threatens minorities and indigenous peoples and fuels conflict | Pambazuka

Minority Rights Group International The way of life of minorities and indigenous communities in East and Horn of Africa is under threat as governments and investors expand natural resource extraction on their lands, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says in its 2012 annual report. State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012 documents the scale and severity of the ...

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South Sudan: The Peace Dividends | Opinion: allAfrica.com

2005 has since been long gone. Some clauses of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) are slowly getting off our (South Sudanese) radar. Of late, the focus is on our oil and how best to protect it from the desperate neighbour in the north, whose callous, if not simple stupid nature of their long treatment of Southerners ever since they were ...

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Drought in east Africa prompts calls to address humanitarian emergency | The Guardian

Aid agencies have launched multimillion-pound appeals to address a mounting humanitarian emergency in east Africa, where severe drought and high food prices have left 10 million people requiring assistance. Two successive failed rainy seasons in 12 months have led to the driest year since 1951 in some pastoralist regions of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda. Hunger levels have jumped ...

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